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Owners Livanos Family
Managing Partner Paul McLaughlin
Executive Chef Carlos Carreto
Wine Director & General Manager Kamal Kouiri

Inspired by the traditions and heritage of the Greek islands and mainland, Molyvos has been one of New York’s most beloved Greek restaurants since its opening in 1997. Named after the seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos where the Livanos family roots originate, Molyvos is known throughout Manhattan for its rustic Greek country cooking. Executive Chef Carlos Carreto takes diners on a Grecian culinary journey through a variety of mezedes and appetizers, as well as hyper-local specialty Greek cheese and honey, fresh fish, wild greens and savory pies – all accompanied by the largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S.

Curating this wine list is the challenge and love of Wine Director and General Manager Kamal Kouiri, who has been a part of the Molyvos family for the past decade. Kamal’s dedication to Greek viticulture has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast’s “Award of Unique Distinction” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and “Best of Award of Excellence” in 2015. Unsurprisingly, his passion has also helped Molyvos become one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Five Best Wine Bars in New York City” as well as making their “100 Best Wine Restaurants” in 2015.

Molyvos pays tribute to the Livanos family’s Greek heritage through the lifestyle and food that represents the way people eat in Greece, and through décor inspired by the country’s romantic coastal villages. Above all, the goal of Molyvos is to bring filoxenia – the Greek style of hospitality – to the heart of New York. Nestled in Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood, just a block away from the esteemed Carnegie Hall, Molyvos helped introduce elegant and sophisticated Greek cuisine to the New York City dining scene with its opening in 1997, and continues to develop new menu items inspired by Greece.